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Prisons and Jails Forcing Inmates To Cover Some Medical Care Costs

By Michelle Andrews   Correctional facilities are responsible for providing health services to people who are jailed, but that doesn’t mean that prisoners don’t face financial charges for care. In most states, they may be [...]
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Congressional Black Caucus Releases Report on Health Disparities

The Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust has released “The 2015 Kelly Report on Health Disparities in America,” an official Congressional analysis of the state of African American health in the U.S. that offers a blueprint [...]
Demonstrators rallied outside the Rotunda building in downtown Oakland in May, where Phil Tagami’s California Capital & Investment Group is located, calling on him to keep his promise not to bring coal into Oakland. Photo by Ethan Buckner.

Public Hearing on Coal Set for Sept. 21

The Oakland City Council will hold a hearing on Monday, Sept. 21 to allow the public to voice its opinions on the export of coal through the Oakland Army Base.
Children's hospitals have cut down on the number of CT scans performed in recent years. Photo by Adele Starr/Associated Press.

Children’s Hospitals Cut Down On CT Scans to Prevent Cancer

By Joe Satran, Huffington Post   When your children are sick, it’s hard not to want doctors to do everything in their power to cure them. But when it comes to CT scans, less is [...]
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More Than Three-Quarter Million Elderly Californians “Unofficially” Poor

Nearly 1 in 5 adults over 65 in California — more than three-quarters of a million people — live in an economic no-man’s land, unable to afford basic needs but often ineligible for government assistance, [...]